Americans have been privileged to somewhat "own" a few of the worlds largest sports organizations and have turned them into some of the most lucrative businesses in history. The NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, & MLB pay out hundreds of millions to players each year while earning billions. In Europe there are sports such as Rugby and Soccer that at the highest professional level, players earn anywhere from six figures to millions of dollars per season. We did not even speak about Tennis! Tennis players who at the top of there game and play at the professional level earn large endorsement deals and winnings from each match won. With all this being said, we all MUST think....where did they all start?
Did a group of guys just sit around having a good time and all of a sudden out of nowhere "lights start flashing"? To tell you the truth, that's how many of these sports began. Just 20 years ago the creator of Arena Football was attending a indoor soccer game with his buddies and wondered how the game of football would be if it were played in a indoor soccer sized field. Twenty years later, the AFL is on ESPN and earning players $200,000-$800,000 a year. The point I am trying to make here is "ALL GREAT THINGS MUST START SOMEWHERE"! The seeds must be planted for it to grow.
Ring Tennis (TENNIQUOIT) has been a major sport in about 7 countries since the mid 1900's but has eventually formed its own WORLD TENNIQUOITS FEDERATION. In 2006, the first World Championship games were played in INDIA. World leaders from each country heavily supported there teams and major corporate sponsors such as LG (THE COMPANY THAT IS PARTNERED WITH MOST SPRINT PCS PHONES) have shown support and grown interest in the sport. Currently, there are 11 teams from across the globe eligible and registered to participate in the 2010 World Games in Germany. In addition, the U.S. has also been invited to participate in the 2010 World Games and U.S. teams are being currently organized and trained. Like many other sports, Ring Tennis will quickly find its way into the hearts of Northern Americans as a family game, picnic event and eventually a physical educational curriculum in schools.
If the game of "PING PONG" AKA TABLE TENNIS can grown into an Olympic sport, pay large salaries, and have a player network of over 40 million worldwide, look forward to Ring Tennis joining the ranks of the current and popular competitive single and team sports!
THE U.S.A. RING TENNIS FEDERATION INVITES YOU TO JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION AND HELP US REPRESENT THE U.S. IN GERMANY IN 2010 AT THE 2ND ANNUAL WTF WORLD GAMES!
VP of Operations
U.S.A. RING TENNIS FEDERATION